Talk:Ball State University

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Former good article nominee Ball State University was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Improvements needed[edit]

  • Add in-line footnotes/eliminate in-line external links WP:FN.
  • Re-write alumnus section into paragraph form with only a few of the more truly notable or distinguished alumni. Move the huge list to its own article.
  • Jo Ann Gora announces retirement after Spring 2014.


This whole article looks like a recruitng brochure from Ball State. It is one step short of spam. This whole article needs to be reworked so it looks like an encylopedia, not a recruitment ad (talk) 22:01, 12 June 2010 (UTC)Bonnie Sue

Yes, I agree completely, there is so much unnecessary information on this page it's ridiculous. Kajayacht (talk) 06:10, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
magical land
"The area of Muncie, Indiana that is now known as Ball State University is a magical land that had its start in 1899"
What is the nature of this magic? Is this the same kind of magic they have have at Disneyland because this entry is of Mickey Mouse quality. Perhaps it reflects the level of the education the school provides.
Muncie, IN was featured in the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Perhaps "magical land" refers to this aspect? I've talked with residents of Muncie that confirm strange sightings.
Also agreed, stumbled upon this page and their list of satellite campuses is particularly jarring. Straight out of a brochure... Rmacd (talk) 23:22, 9 October 2013 (UTC)


Why do some find it so childish the vadalize this page? Do many other University pages have to deal with it? It is ridiculous.

Yes, other university pages are vandalized quite frequently - some, like Ohio State University are protected because of chronic vandalism. - Davodd 11:42, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Merging needed[edit]

How would I go about officially suggesting that a few articles be merged? It seems like the articles for Worthen Arena, Scheumann Stadium, and Benificance are small enough to be included on the main page. What do others think? User Acsmith —Preceding unsigned comment added by Acsmith3 (talkcontribs) 04:02, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

To propose a merger, go here for information: Wikipedia:Proposed mergers. But in my opinion, if they are to be merged, then please not into THIS article - since it already is very long by Wikipedia standards. A short article in and of itself is not always a bad thing. My suggestion is that if you think an article is too short, then you can expand it by adding to it. Both the Worthen Arena and the stadium have a very robust history, architecture, and funding process that are not included in their respective articles yet. Personally, I view them as incomplete entries rather than sub-sets of a larger article. - Davodd 23:12, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

I guess that all the stadiums and arenas in the MAC have their own pages so I agree that they should be left alone. Any idea why a lot of the pictures were removed from the main page? -Acsmith3 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:35, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Additional articles[edit]

I added a couple of articles to the BSU subset. If you could add some info to them, I would be most appreciative. Thanks! OopsMessage (talk) 10:16, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm considering adding more information about the Ball State Geothermal Project. I'm stuck between creating a link to it's own page or simply adding more information to the small paragraph within this article. There is enough information on the subject to create a new article, and I think that prospective Ball State students would find it useful. Balthasar104 (talk) 18:48, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Citations Needed[edit]

Where is Ball State cited as being "recognized" in: architecture, exercise science, education, anthropology, entrepreneurship, and communications? In the field of architecture I have never seen the school listed by any major survey of premier schools. I am removing this until we see some objective evidence. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:30, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

The school is nationally renowned as having a great UG/graduate architecture program. The comments will be restored.

Ranked 13th overall, also 'value pick' ==>,1370,-1019-16152,00.html Ball State was placed in the top level of the 2010 edition of "The Cramer Report: America's World-Class Landscape Architecture Schools", one of only 15 to receive the high-distinction recognition. DesignIntelligence ranks BSU 8th nationally in bachelors' programs ==> —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pakman325 (talkcontribs) 05:35, 22 January 2010 (UTC)